Concerns over the intellectual property (IP) rights of its X3 high-speed technology helped to sway Eurocopter and EADS North America (EADS NA) to withdraw from the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role advanced-rotorcraft technology demonstration program. While EADS NA North America CEO Sean O’Keefe has identified cost as one of the key drivers of the decision, Eurocopter’s new CEO, Guillaume Faury, told journalists at the Paris air show that the company had made the “strategic decision” because ...


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